Christiana (championsaremade) recently started eating meat + other animal products since she said her running was suffering due to not getting proper nutrition from being vegan. Just wondering your thoughts about it?
I didn’t know of this girl but had a look at her profile to try and understand her reason to go back to eating animal products…
This is no hate towards Christina, she seems really lovely. But I can’t help but feel some frustration towards what she has said. She announced that her running was going poorly and that adding in whey protein, Greek yogurt and having chicken/meat once a week completely changed that.
I understand that she must have been frustrated and confused at her performance but when you break it down, what is there in whey protein, Greek yoghurt and chicken that you can’t get from plants?? (Apart from the animal protein, hormones, cholesterol and saturated fat). The only thing that actually makes sense is the calorie density of these foods. They are much higher in calories then their plant alternatives. Higher in fat also.
Her blood tests were perfect, which rules out any deficiencies. But her performance was still lacking, so my guess would be that the calories from plants was also lacking.
I’m not posting this for Christina because she has made up her mind and a lot of the time these kind of things can be mental… Usually I don’t comment on people personal diet changes but when I read through Christina’s page, there were so many young vegan girls loosing hope in how they were eating because someone they looked up to changed.
So I just wanted to say, to anyone having doubts or cravings (which is normal since you have eaten a certain way our whole life and it’s all around you everyday)… everything you need to thrive can be found in plant foods. This isn’t me talking, this is coming from 100’s of doctors with years and years of medical research. There is nothing you need from animal products that you can’t get from plants.
Everyone can thrive off a vegan diet but YES everyone is different so within that vegan diet you will have to experiment to find what works for you. Not just what works for you nutritionally, but what works for your climate, your work, your lifestyle, your mentally. All of which are part of you.
Hope this hasn’t come across as hate, it really isn’t. I understand everyone can have problems with their diet, but when someone is vegan they seem to always just assume it’s cause they are vegan and they need animal products as the first solution without problem solving within the vegan diet. Really there can be many factors.
Being the minority in this world can also play with your mind and lead you to drop it all and follow the crowd. But I send strength to you all, you aren’t alone ❤❤❤